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This Week In Baseball: MLB Got New Derby Rules Right

The new Home Run Derby rules provided for an entertaining show, it shows innovative thinking the sport hasn’t been used to.


American League All-Star Mike Trout leaves the field during the Gatorade All-Star Workout at the Great American Ball Park on July 13, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Goodbye To The ‘Jeter Generation': Youngsters Taking Over MLB All-Star Game

This is an age when The Kids are All Right — a record 20 of the 76 All-Stars for Tuesday night’s game are 25 or younger.


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10 Unforgettable MLB All-Star Moments

Whether good or bad, these All-Star Game moments were certainly memorable.


Rob Refsnyder in action during his MLB debut at Fenway Park on July 11, 2015. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Who Is Rob Refsnyder? 5 Facts About Yankees’ Rookie Second Baseman

A lot has been said about homegrown talent and “true” Yankees. One player who is the former and has the talent to become the latter is Refsnyder.


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Prince Fielder Going For 3rd Home Run Derby Title

The brackets are set, and baseball is ready to crown a Home Run Derby winner under a new format for the popular event held the day before the All-Star game.


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Fantasy Baseball All-Star Edition: Which Players Do You Actually Want On Your Team?

Just because someone is an All-Star in the eyes of Major League Baseball doesn’t mean you need or want them on your fantasy baseball roster. In fact, it’s mostly irrelevant to smart fantasy owners. By looking the hitters and pitchers in line for the big honor this week, you can find assets you have that other clueless owners might want in a trade. Think about how to exploit that weakness in your fantasy baseball league this weekend.



Top 5 Wildest Sports Callers Of The Week: July 6th-July 10th

The Top 5 Sports Callers of the week is a weekly installment from CBS Local Sports that will bring you the wildest callers from across the nation.


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6 Changes I’d Like To See For MLB All-Star Week

The HR Derby changes were a good start, but more can be done to increase excitement.


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This Week In Baseball: Midseason Awards

We’ve reached the midway point of the season, time to look at the awards races.


Fans hold up a sign for retired Yankees captain Derek Jeter on Opening Day 2015 against the Toronto Blue Jays. Jeter retired in 2014 as the last remaining member of the "Core Four." (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Time To Face Reality On Homegrown Players And ‘True’ Yankees

I get the core thing. I really do. But are homegrown players really that much more revered than ones that came from outside the organization?


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Ellsbury, Miller To Rejoin Yankees On Wednesday

Manager Joe Girardi confirmed the news on Tuesday, just hours before the Yankees were to start a three-game series with the visiting Athletics.


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5 Non-Baseball Players Who Would Crush The Home Run Derby

It is a question often asked; how would a player in a particular sport fair if he/she played in another sport? With the annual MLB Home Run Derby next week, here are some non-baseball players who would be fun to watch in the competition.


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Now Is The Time To Trade Overachievers For Underachievers In Fantasy Baseball

Most teams have played around 81 games by now, so the baseball season is half over. It’s a good time to assess which players on your team are likely to decline—and thus give you a chance to trade them to a desperate owner that doesn’t know any better. Likewise, you can scour league rosters for those players who have underachieved and smile all the way to October when they have superb second halves.


Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets throws a pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on July 3, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Mets Begin Road Trip With 2-1 Win Over Dodgers

Noah Syndergaard held the Los Angeles Dodgers to just two hits, and batterymate Kevin Plawecki drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning to help the Mets start their six-game road trip with a 2-1 victory.


Zack Hample at a news conference with Alex Rodriguez, after Hample returned the ball from Rodriguez's 3,000th hit for a charity donation. (Credit: CBS2)

A-Rod, Yanks Settle Bonus Dispute; Team To Give $3.5M To Charities

Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees settled their dispute over a marketing payment with a deal announced Friday that gives $3.5 million to charitable groups.